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Fun Ways to Upcycle Paper

By Larraine Roulston : To amuse children, we have been upcycling paper since the invention of newspapers, magazines and calendars. Traditional ways for youngsters to utilize paper include making paper airplanes, decorative chains, fans, hats and snowflakes. Children also delight in cutting out and coloring “paper people” holding hands. This craft is shaped by folding the …

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Mudslides Caused by Deforestation

By Kim Robson: The frequency of massive, deadly mudslides seems to be on the increase. In California last February, torrential rains triggered mudslides across the state. While mudslides are often a fact of nature, more often lately their cause is being traced to agricultural deforestation. On Dec. 12, 2014, sixteen …

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Save the World One Piece of Paper at a Time

By Fredrica Syren: Did you know that trees are important for human survival? That’s because each tree creates oxygen for about three people. They are important for maintaining the balance of nature. And trees protect the earth from global warming. Now, we all know that paper is made from trees, …

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High Demand for Avocados Fuels Mass Deforestation in Mexico

By Fredrica Syren, a.k.a. Green mom: Last week I wrote a post about the health benefits of avocados, then someone pointed out that this popular food causes lots of problems for the environment. I have to admit that, at first, I had no clue what he was talking about — …

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Soy No Longer a Threat to the Rainforest

By Amanda Wilkes: Nearly 6 times the size of Texas, the Amazon, also known as the “lungs of our planet,” is under constant pressure because of the human race’s demands for commodities. However, the Amazon may be breathing a little easier these days, thanks to the efforts put forth by …

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Knowing the Difference Between Good and Bad Palm Oil

By Amanda Wilkes: Palm oil is an ingredient prominent in most households, although most families are unaware of its disproportionate presence in many foods and products. In fact, palm oil is in about 50% of packaged foods and exists in many soaps, shampoos and cosmetics. Palm oil is a vegetable …

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The Negative Impact of Palm Oil

By Fredrica Syren: Incredibly versatile, palm oil is obtained from the fruit of the African oil palm tree. It can be found in all kinds of processed foods, from instant noodles to ice cream as well in soaps, shampoos and fuel. A total of 50 million tons of palm oil …

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Reforestation in Man-made Deserts

By Emma Grace Fairchild: One of the many devastating effects that poverty has on Earth is harm to the environment. Around the world, people in desperate circumstances living on dollars a day or less often must turn to the environment around them, especially trees, for resources. Trees are particularly important …

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Brazil Turns to Drones To Protect the Amazon

By James Harker (aka Green Dad): Drones could hold the key to stopping destruction of the Amazon rainforest. Yes, I know it sounds a bit Star Wars, doesn’t it?  The problem of deforestation in the Amazon is not new. But it has gotten much worse since the early 2000s, when Brazil’s …

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